Tag Archives: backyard

Squirrel Moment

The gray ghost

tumbles from oak to buckthorn

in search of berries, now

a silent troubadour in the linden,

hanging head down and alert

from the bat-house . . . .

–Excerpt from “Squirrel Moment” in Edges by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag, Chicago, 2016). First published in Iodine Poetry Journal.


Heron on the Roof

Still as Buddha, across the backyards

a feathered clump hunkers on the tiles,


–excerpt from Heron on the Roof” in Hanging Like Hope on the Equinox by Donna Pucciani(virtual artists collective, Chicago 2013).